John Pistole tells passengers to pound sand re: White House petition to abolish TSA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Apparently at whitehouse.gov you can sign a petition someone has created to abolish TSA.

    According to whitehouse.gov, they will only respond to petitions that receive 5,000 signatures in 30 days. This petition was created yesterday and has just under 100 signatures.

    You know what to do!

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    ETA: Just an FYI that the link here is now fixed....
     
  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Link is broken. Looks like it was personalized for someone setting up their account.
     
  3. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    It took a bit of effort but I signed it and linked it to my FB page. Thanks, Barbell, for bringing this to our attention! The number of signatures is growing by the second.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Wow, freaky. I just got linked to the WH petitions page from FriendlyAtheist for a couple of other ones there. I saw the TSA petition and was about to report on it here.

    I would, though, like to call my fellow TUGgers' attention to another petition on that page. The one about...*ahem*...extraterrestrials.

    Which has 2042 signatures. 2042 to the anti-TSA petition's 515. Which says to me that more people care about the government admitting the aliens have landed than about ending TSA civil-rights abuses.

    *sigh* Lawdy, we gots a long way to go.
     
  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Looking over the list of names of signers, I find it extremely interesting that more men than women are signing the petition.
     
  9. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    I was signer 656 and linked to my facebook page - also forwarded to friends and family.
     
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  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Ideally it'd be an exact 50/50 split.

    Actually, no, strike that. Ideally it would precisely match the demographic proportion of males to females in the overall US population as each and every last US goddamn citizen would sign this thing.
     
  11. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Likewise - signed, facebook'd, delivered.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Aliens are people, too. Don't forget that we all share inalienable rights. :D
     
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Bet this hits 5K by mid/late afternoon! :D
     
  14. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Right. Which means we have the right to have...um, aliens...to have aliens inside us. In-alien-able. Sooooo, we basically have the right to be John Hurt in "Alien."

    ...Waitaminnit, that sucks. I remember what happened to that guy.
     
  15. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    Says the guy with the tinfoil hat. :p
     
  16. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    There is also a petition to end the Patriot Act. I set up a link under Civil Rights - Mike, please feel free to move if required.
     
  17. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Holy crap, it's more than doubled in the last 20 minutes.
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's high quality aluminum.
     
  19. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not if they keep taking the site down for "maintenance."
     
  20. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Maybe a little too much traffic for the site to handle right now, it's down! :)
     

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